not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent; free from conventionality: an unconventional artist; an unconventional use of material.
Related formsun·con·ven·tion·al·ist, nounun·con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverb
Synonyms for unconventional
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Examples from the Web for unconventionally
Historical Examples of unconventionally
How unconventionally Israel approaches its God, and how democratically!
The dinners were discriminately, if unconventionally, ordered.
She came in from the street, unconventionally removing her hat and gloves as she entered.
But that seemed not to be fair; unconventionally she inserted in each note the words, "to meet Mr. Stephen F. Ellis."
To give up and to be human, unconventionally so for just a little while, seemed a mad desire.
British Dictionary definitions for unconventionally
Derived Formsunconventionality, noununconventionally, adverb
not conforming to accepted rules or standards
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Word Origin and History for unconventionally
1832, from un- (1) "not" + conventional. "A 19 cent. epithet for a certain type of affectation." [Weekley] Related: Unconventionally.
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